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Directors’ Diaries 2

Directors’ Diaries 2

Conversations with Film-makers: Their Path to Film-making

Rakesh Anand Bakshi
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With Directors’ Diaries 2, Rakesh Anand Bakshi adds yet another volume to his ongoing series of conversations with Hindi cinema’s most iconic voices. This time he shares with us his conversations with some of the industry’s most eminent film-makers-Shyam Benegal, Tanuja Chandra, Kabir Khan, Abhishek Chaubey, Nandita Das, Shakun Batra, Prabhu Deva and Mohit Suri-as well as significant but often overlooked behind-the-scenes crew such as spot boy Salim Shaikh, make-up artist Vikram Gaikwad and sound designer Rakesh Ranjan.

From the moment they were first drawn to the craft of film-making and how they got that elusive first break as a film-maker to films that left a deep impression on them and what they have learnt from other film-makers they admire, Directors’ Diaries 2 is an invaluable collection of stories for aspiring directors and cinema fans alike.

Imprint: Penguin eBury Press

Published: Nov/2019

ISBN: 9780143449089

Length : 248 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Directors’ Diaries 2

Conversations with Film-makers: Their Path to Film-making

Rakesh Anand Bakshi

With Directors’ Diaries 2, Rakesh Anand Bakshi adds yet another volume to his ongoing series of conversations with Hindi cinema’s most iconic voices. This time he shares with us his conversations with some of the industry’s most eminent film-makers-Shyam Benegal, Tanuja Chandra, Kabir Khan, Abhishek Chaubey, Nandita Das, Shakun Batra, Prabhu Deva and Mohit Suri-as well as significant but often overlooked behind-the-scenes crew such as spot boy Salim Shaikh, make-up artist Vikram Gaikwad and sound designer Rakesh Ranjan.

From the moment they were first drawn to the craft of film-making and how they got that elusive first break as a film-maker to films that left a deep impression on them and what they have learnt from other film-makers they admire, Directors’ Diaries 2 is an invaluable collection of stories for aspiring directors and cinema fans alike.

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Rakesh Anand Bakshi

Rakesh Anand Bakshi is a scriptwriter for films and the author of Directors' Diaries: The Road to their First Film (2015). He's also an aspiring director, actor and a swimming, cycling and gym enthusiast. He runs Bicycle Angels, a non-profit social initiative that donates bicycles, wheelchairs and other necessities to the less privileged in society, also facilitating computer literacy and livelihoods; Plant a Life: Plant Angels, an initiative to grow plants; and I Adore You (co-founded with Kanika Kedia), which creates personalized diaries. He authors a blog, Beautiful Bicycles Beautiful People, about cyclists, their rides and their stories.

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